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Faris al-Sultan - Ironman World Champion as an athlete and twice as a coach (Patrick Lange)

Faris al-Sultan – Ironman World Champion as an athlete and twice as a coach (Patrick Lange) | EP#222

Faris al-Sultan is the Ironman World Champion from 2005 and multiple podium finisher. Since retiring and moving into coaching he is most well-known for coaching Patrick Lange to two World Championship titles and one third place in Kona. Currently, Faris works with the German Triathlon Federation to bring up the nation’s draft-legal success closer to the successes seen on the long distance triathlon side.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What has changed in triathlon and in training in 15 years since Faris won the World Championships
  • Coaching Patrick Lange to two World titles
  • Faris’ general coaching methodology
  • Working at the German Triathlon Federation and developing world class draft-legal athletes
  • The differences and similarities between long and short course triathlon
  • The importance of volume and movement quality
  • The art and science of coaching
  • Advice for age-group athletes
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Ryan Bolton - Olympian and coach of Ben Hoffman and Caroline Rotich

Ryan Bolton – Olympian and coach of Ben Hoffman and Caroline Rotich | EP#221

Ryan Bolton is a US Olympian from Sydney 2000, an Ironman champion, and now coaches elite runners (like Caroline Rotich, winner of Boston Marathon 2015) and triathletes (like Ben Hoffman, 4th in Kona 2019). In this episode he discusses his coaching methodology and thoughts on training strategies he employs at the elite level as exemplified by Ben Hoffman, but also how they apply to age-group athletes.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Ryan’s general coaching methodology
  • How he periodises training
  • Building a strong base
  • The balance of volume and intensity
  • Intuitive training
  • Advice for age-group athletes
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TTS220 Craig Kirkwood - Coach of Hayden Wilde and Sam Tanner

Craig Kirkwood – Coach of Hayden Wilde and Sam Tanner | EP#220

Craig Kirkwood is a former elite runner, Kona finisher, and coach of age group and elite triathletes and runners like Hayden Wilde and Sam Tanner. In this episode he discusses his coaching methodology and thoughts on training strategies in particular for draft legal racing at the elite level as exemplified by Hayden Wilde.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Craig’s general coaching methodology
  • Coaches and methods that influenced him as a young runner
  • The training of Hayden Wilde
  • Group training vs. solo training, and why solo training works really well for Hayden
  • The balance of volume and intensity
  • Advice for age-group athletes
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Philipp Seipp - coach of Sebastian Kienle and Laura Philipp

Philipp Seipp – coach of Sebastian Kienle and Laura Philipp | EP#219

Philipp Seipp is the coach of Sebastian Kienle, Laura Philipp, and Florian Angert (among others). In this episode he discusses his coaching methodology and thoughts on training strategies for long-distance triathlon.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Philipp’s general coaching methodology
  • The importance of biomechanics
  • The importance of speed and training for speed in long-distance triathlon (especially older athletes)
  • Periodisation based on the individual’s limiters and goal event demands
  • Testing methodologies and principles
  • How Philipp uses strength and conditioning
  • Too much training volume and not as a common training mistake
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Race hydration, calories and sodium - a 2020 update with Andy Blow

Race hydration, calories and sodium – a 2020 update with Andy Blow | EP#218

Andy Blow, founder of Precision Hydration is back on the show to revisit the topic of hydration and nutrition strategies for triathlon and endurance events and races. This episode is packed with practical and actionable advice that will put you in a great spot to get your race day nutrition and hydration right.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • An overview on sweat rate and sweat sodium concentrations, and the vast differences in losses and replacement needs between individuals
  • Why Andy recommends separating your energy from your hydration
  • Training the gut to better tolerate nutrition and hydration during racing
  • Hydrogels like Maurten and Beta Fuel
  • Wearables that measure hydration and sweat status in real-time and non-invasively
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TTS217 - Dan Atkins - Head Coach of Triathlon Australia Performance Centre Gold Coast

Dan Atkins – Head Coach of Triathlon Australia Performance Centre Gold Coast | EP#217

Dan Atkins is the Head Coach of the Triathlon Australia Performance Centre on the Gold Coast. He discusses the demands of elite draft-legal triathlon in 2020 and how to prepare for these demands. All along, he shares training advice highly applicable to any endurance athlete, elite or amateur, triathlete or single-sport.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The demands of elite draft-legal triathlon in 2020.
  • Training elite and developmental athletes for world class draft-legal performances
  • A typical training week of the squad of elite athletes at the Gold Coast performance center
  • How the training develops over the course of a season
  • The importance and challenges of a daily training environment with group training
  • Coaching and training lessons learnt from integrating para-triathletes with able-bodied athletes
  • Dan’s number one piece of advice for any endurance athlete
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TTS216 - Sleep - the foundation of health and performance with Dr. Charles Samuels

Sleep – the foundation of health and performance with Dr. Charles Samuels | EP#216

Dr. Charles Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance in Calgary, Alberta. One of his key interest areas is exploring the relationship of sleep on recovery and performance in elite Canadian athletes, up to the Olympic level. In this episode, Dr. Samuels filters through some of the noise surrounding sleep, gives practical advice for getting adequate sleep, and discusses why sleep tracking wearables do more harm than good.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire
  • Differences between athletes and the general population in sleep patterns and sleep requirements
  • Why wearables and sleep trackers do more harm than good for our sleep
  • The case for catching up on sleep or banking sleep, and shooting for a weekly sleep goal
  • Caffeine, napping, and chronotypes
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TTS215 - Volume, intensity and physiological adaptations with prof. David Bishop

Volume, intensity and physiological adaptations with prof. David Bishop | EP#215

Professor David Bishop is a world leader in muscle exercise physiology with more than 250 publications to date. He explains how high training volume and high-intensity training each leads to particular endurance adaptations on a cellular and mitochondrial level. Knowing about these adaptation pathways and effects of different training methodologies is essential for triathletes and coaches when planning out their training.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The difference between mitochondrial content and mitochondrial function
  • How high-volume training skews towards increased mitochondrial content, and high-intensity training towards improved mitochondrial function
  • Mitochondrial content may be the more important adaptation of the two when it comes down to performance
  • Different intensity levels and their benefits and drawbacks
  • Guidelines on appropriate Training Intensity Distributions
  • “Training Low” – adaptations to training with low glycogen stores
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TTS214 - Best of 2019 on That Triathlon Show

Best of 2019 on That Triathlon Show | EP#214

We look back at 2019 and listen to some of the very best audio segments from the top-10 interviews of That Triathlon Show this year.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR FROM:

  • World Champions keep things simple: training masterclass with Joel Filliol | EP#172
  • Dan Lorang – coach of Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug and Bora Hansgrohe pro cycling team | EP#175
  • -FTP, VO2max and VLaMax: what triathletes need to know with Sebastian Weber | EP#169
  • -Endurance sports nutrition: state of the art in 2019 with prof. John Hawley | EP#181
  • -Polarised training with Stephen Seiler, PhD | EP#177
  • -Run training of Kipchoge, Farah and Rudisha with Matt Fox of Sweat Elite | EP#195
  • -Injury prevention and rehabilitation with James Debenham, PhD | EP#209
  • -Training talk with world-class cyclist Amber Neben and coach Tim Cusick | EP#205
  • -Anybody can be a Kona qualifier: genetics is not your limiter with Alan Couzens | EP#186
  • -The top-5 challenges for masters athletes and how to overcome them – Bo Falck Hansen, PhD | EP#176
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TTS213 - Triathlon Strength Training with Dave Cripps

Triathlon Strength Training with Dave Cripps | EP#213

Dave Cripps is the director and physical performance coach at TriTenacious and Coalition Performance. Dave has worked extensively with both professional and amateur athletes in triathlon and outside of triathlon (including working in rugby with the Leicester Tigers), and here he shares his thoughts on how strength training can and should be incorporated in a triathlon training program in a time-efficient manner.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The benefits of strength training for triathletes
  • A little goes a long way – most triathletes can get away with doing only one weekly workout in the gym
  • Incorporating certain aspects of strength and conditioning as part of your swim, bike, and run workouts or warm-ups
  • The types of exercises a triathlon strength training program should include
  • Practicality trumps perfection when incorporating strength training in your overall plan
  • Periodisation of strength training for triathlon
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